“The net effect of a mythically illiterate public is that most fail to get the essential messages and they leave the movie theater awed by the special effects and thinking they just saw the latest and coolest sci-fi flick, when in actuality they have just witnessed a metaphoralized portrayal of their very own psycho-socio-cultural condition.”
Link to Google Lab’s NGram Viewer: http://books.google.com/ngrams
“Have you played with Google Labs’ NGram Viewer? It’s an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries. ”
View a video explaining the NGram Viewer: What we learned from 5 million books (TED Talks).
A poem by Rosemarie Urquico, and it begins like this:
“You should date a girl who reads. Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books… ”